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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Blog Hop Prize Winners

Hi, everyone!
 THANK YOU to all who joined in our bi-annual blog hop and DT call!  
Those who applied to be on the design team should be contacted
 by tomorrow about your application.  
We will be announcing the winning cards next month on the 15th,
 as per our usual here at House of Cards, 
but we didn't want the prize winners to have to wait that long, 
so we're announcing them TODAY!
  Let's get to it!

The winner of the Deedee's Digis prize
from Katy's Blog is~
Elizabeth Hart

The winner of the Great Impressions prize
from Lilian's Blog is~

The winner of the Inspired By Stamping prize
from Judy's Blog is~
StirYourCreativity

The winner of the MHKDesigns prize
from Karen's Blog is~

The winner of the MYSTERY prize is~
Debbie Marcinkiewicz


Congrats to all the winners!  
To claim your prize, please send an email to Mynn at onastampageATyahooDOTcom. 
 If prizes are not claimed by January 15, 2015, they will be redrawn. 
Stay tuned for more challenges coming January 1st!  HUGS! :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

November 2015 Winners

WOW!
 We had some absolutely AMAZING entries in our challenge last month
 We all had a hard time voting on just our top 5 faces, 
but we did it and now we have some winners to announce!

Our Top Winner is~

#20 Deepti



Our Top 5 are~



Congratulations, one and all! 
 Please grab your badges from the sidebar and wear them proudly--
they were all very well deserved! 
We'll be back in January with a brand new challenge.

 HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

End of Term Blog Hop + Prizes!

Hi everyone!  Can you believe we've are at the end of our fourth term here at House of Cards?!  Unfortunately we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and fortunately we are so happy to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Mynn. This hop will run FROM December 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH December 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

***PRIZE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG HOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 20TH OF DECEMBER. CARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT MONTH ON THE 15TH, AS PER THE USUAL HERE AT HOC.  THANK YOU!***

BEFORE WE START--we'd like you all to know that this blog hop is also a DT CALL!!! We're looking for crafters comfortable in any card making style and it might just be YOU!  You will be contacted by December 18th  to know if you've made the team. :)   Each DT member will just be in charge of one or two cards/projects per month plus commenting.  If you're interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from January through June of 2016, please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom with the following information:   


  • A link to your blog.
  • Attached cards showing your style--3 maximum.
  • A brief description as to why you'd like to join the team at House of Cards.
  • Any major life happenings you KNOW you have coming up in your life from January-June 2016 that might interfere with your DT responsibilities.

Please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom if you have any other questions!  And now...



Here is the photo inspiration~



So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it's time, but first we've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!


Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Digital Stamps Prize Package


The name says it all!  If you're looking for wholesome digital "stamps" and papers that will make you smile, this is the place to shop!  We have a variety of sets for any occasion and any crafter.  Stop by to check them out today!


Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie.  With a love for stamping, the company grew.  The result is a quality rubber stamp in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs.  Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity!  Please check out our online store to see over 1,000 stamp designs today!  We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!

Here are the stamps you could win!

(Three total--ornaments and 2 sentiments)


Prize: Gift Card to Store
Inspired by Stamping
Inspired by Stamping is a boutique online craft store based in Australia and was founded by Joanna Munster in July 2011. Our commitment is to bring you the highest quality in paper crafting supplies. We design & manufacture the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters. Whether you're just starting out in card making or a "seasoned scrapper", you'll find that our stamps and products are a great addition to your collection.



Prize: Any three products of your choice!
MHKDesigns is a vintage digital stamp Etsy shop owned and operated by Mynnette Kitchen from On A Stampage.  She creates vintage stamp sets and digital paper packs for all your crafting needs.  Contact her with any requests you have at mhkdesigns.etsy@gmail.com!


And now, here's your hop order~

You're here -----> House of Cards Challenge Blog<-----You're here

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Mynn's Blog!  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Group 8: Stamped and Cut Window Technique


Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today!
 Group #8 is sharing their creations with you today for 

Technique Challenge: Stamped Punch Window



Take a peek at what they've got for you...



Mrs. Duck



Judy



Thank you so much for taking time to check out Group 8's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge.
We love to see your creations! 
 Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back on the 1st of the month with a new challenge and more inspiration from the Design Team.
Until then…
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Groupe 7: Technique Challenge -- Stamped Punch Window

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 7 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...


Technique Challenge -- Stamp and Punch a Window...


Take a peek at some beautiful cards from the Design Team...






Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 7's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Group 6: Stamped and Cut Window Technique

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today!

Our current challenge is...
Stamped and Cut Window Technique!

We're going to start you out with a little something to get your creativity flowing.  
Here's Lilian with a Video Tutorial for you...


Hello, Lilian here! I have a second card to share today: 



And here's the video where I show you how I made both of them:


Hope you enjoy!

Our design team has some great inspiration for you today! Take at look at what they have created!

Michele


Heather 
Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 6's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Group 5: Stamped and Cut Window Technique

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 5 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge but first a quick photo tutorial from our team member Shawna!

Joy to the World!
This months challenge:
Stamped and Cut Window
Vintage Bigz die cut of a globe.
All I did was snip the globe holder when die cut
the foam and card stock.
Cut craft foam the same size as the cut circle window panel.
The larger panel will be used for the ocean.
Lay the circle die on top of the cut panel.
Make sure you align the die, foam, and paper as they will be on the card.

Take the die off and then draw the circle on the craft foam.
Align die with the tracing and cut. You may have to 'rip' out the circle from the
foam; it is already scored so you don't have to worry about rough edges.
Set everything aside except for the base of the card.
Now for the fun part!! Pick out your colors and start
painting our ocean.
I have found after I heat dried the panel it was badly warped.
So I plugged in my iron and got a heavy dictionary and some scrap pieces of paper.
My 'sandwich' was book, card base, scrap paper and then iron.
It worked! Base was as straight as an arrow. 
Got to work on my continents. The brown craft foam represents the ground underneath
and the green CS land we occupy. Used some glue and sandwiched the two land masses together.
After your base is dry, set the window panel with the craft foam
on top of the watercolored base. Then set the land masses in your window.
Here is the earth using the window technique.
You can see the earth below and the livable land above.
The depth of the livable land is flush with the card
If you, like me, are using a panel to adhere to your card.
Make sure to put  lots and lots of adhesive on the back
then attach it to the card.
The 'Joy' die cut seemed very fitting for the theme.
This very affordable die is from PaperTrey Ink.
Added another 'joy' in black and placed it
underneath to visually pop off the white.
You can see the shadow cast from the land masses through the window to
the ocean. Added just a bit of sparkle to suggest the earth in space.
Here are some beautiful inspirations from our Design Team....



Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 5's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

October 2015 Winners

WOW. 
 We had some absolutely AMAZING entries in our challenge last month
 We all had a hard time voting on just our top 5 faves, 
but we did it and now we have some winners to announce!

Our Top Winner is~


Our Top 5 are~
#65 DebiB
#82 Maura

Congratulations, one and all! 
 Please grab your badges from the sidebar and wear them proudly--
they were all very well deserved! 
 HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Group 4 : Stamped and Cut Window Technique

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 4 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...



Technique Challenge: Stamped and Cut Window



Here are some beautiful inspirations from our Design Team....








Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 4's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Group 3: Stamped and Cut Window Technique

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 3 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...

Use this technique: Stamped and Cut Window


Here is what our talented team created to inspire you...

Jo


Hi, It's Jo here to share the details of how I made my card.

As you can see I had a blast making my stamped and cut window card for the current challenge. I decided to heat emboss with white WOW embossing powder to create a CAS card while still making full use of this technique. I randomly stamped with as many Christmas and Winter-themed sentiments as I could lay my hands on and then got busy with my heat tool. I die-cut and removed an oval to reveal a stamped and distress inked panel below. I used mounting tape to add interest and to make the window effect a little more obvious. Such an easy technique, yet one which gives great results and is remarkably versatile as you'll see from all the lovely HOC DT creations on offer throughout the month. 

Linda

Toni

Tammy

Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 3's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!